Below are lists of fruit varieties recommended for local growing in Santa Cruz and the Monterey Bay area, along with ripening dates and other useful associated information. These recommendations are provided by members of the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers, and therefore reflect personal preferences and individual site conditions, but are meant to generally indicate varieties that have been grown to substantial success in our region.
Lists are linked as species categories below. These are living documents that improve as contributions are added. We look forward to incorporating your own recommendations of varieties you have successfully fruited in the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay areas. Please submit any varieties that you have had decent success with here.
This project has begun with apples, pears, plums, and peaches, but other pages will be activated as cultivars are submitted for more species.